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Gold BlogPython leads the 11 top Data Science, Machine Learning platforms: Trends and Analysis


Python continues to lead the top Data Science platforms, but R and RapidMiner hold their share; Almost 50% have used Deep Learning tools; SQL is steady; Consolidation continues.



Regional Participation

The participation by region was slightly higher in the US and lower in Europe than in 2018 but very close to 2017 participation.
  • US/Canada, 40.6% (vs 36.6% last year)
  • Europe, 33.3 (vs 37.5%)
  • Asia, 12.1 (vs 11.7%)
  • Latin America, 7.3 (vs 6.6%)
  • Africa/MidEast, 4.5% (same)
  • Australia/NZ, 2.3 (vs 3.1%)

Full Results and 3-year trends

The following table shows the poll results in detail.

KDnuggets 2019 Poll: What Analytics, Big Data, Data Science, Machine Learning software you used in the past 12 months for a real project?
Software (number of voters in 2019) % voters in 2019
% voters in 2018
% voters in 2017
Python (1078) 65.8%
65.6%
59.0%
RapidMiner (839) 51.2%
52.7%
31.9%
R Language (764) 46.6%
48.5%
56.6%
Excel (571) 34.8%
39.1%
31.5%
Anaconda (556) 33.9%
33.4%
24.3%
SQL Language (538) 32.8%
39.6%
39.2%
Tensorflow (519) 31.7%
29.9%
22.7%
Keras (436) 26.6%
22.2%
10.7%
scikit-learn (418) 25.5%
24.4%
21.9%
Tableau (362) 22.1%
26.4%
21.8%
Apache Spark (345) 21.0%
21.5%
25.5%
Microsoft Power BI (217) 13.2%
12.5%
11.5%
XGBoost (208) 12.7%
na
na
Java (203) 12.4%
15.1%
15.5%
Hadoop: Open Source Tools (198) 12.1%
11.0%
16.8%
PyTorch (185) 11.3%
6.4%
3.4%
Microsoft SQL Server (184) 11.2%
13.8%
13.0%
KNIME (175) 10.7%
12.3%
21.0%
Other free analytics/data mining tools (145) 8.8%
8.3%
5.4%
SQL on Hadoop tools (138) 8.4%
10.2%
11.6%
Unix shell/awk (130) 7.9%
9.2%
10.8%
H2O.ai (117) 7.1%
6.1%
6.9%
C/C++ (116) 7.1%
6.8%
7.1%
Javascript (112) 6.8%
na
na
Weka (109) 6.7%
11.4%
10.8%
MATLAB (100) 6.1%
9.3%
8.3%
Apache Kafka (98) 6.0%
na
na
Other programming and data languages (94) 5.7%
6.9%
7.6%
SAS Base (93) 5.7%
5.5%
7.7%
Other Deep Learning Tools (92) 5.6%
4.9%
5.4%
IBM SPSS Statistics (87) 5.3%
8.0%
7.6%
Google Bigquery (86) 5.2%
na
na
Microsoft Azure Machine Learning (77) 4.7%
5.5%
7.2%
Hadoop: Commercial Tools (74) 4.5%
5.7%
8.5%
Alteryx (66) 4.0%
4.0%
5.7%
QlikView (60) 3.7%
4.3%
4.7%
Scala (57) 3.5%
5.9%
8.3%
SAS Enterprise Miner (55) 3.4%
4.3%
6.2%
MLlib - Spark ML Library (52) 3.2%
3.8%
5.1%
Orange Data Mining (51) 3.1%
4.1%
4.2%
LightGBM (50) 3.1%
na
na
Amazon Machine Learning/SageMaker (43) 2.6%
3.3%
1.9%
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform (43) 2.6%
1.2%
na
BigML (43) 2.6%
0.9%
1.1%
DeepLearning4J (41) 2.5%
3.4%
2.4%
Other paid analytics/data mining/data science software (40) 2.4%
2.4%
2.5%
IBM SPSS Modeler (39) 2.4%
4.9%
6.9%
fastai library (39) 2.4%
na
na
Dataiku (33) 2.0%
6.3%
8.0%
Apache Storm (31) 1.9%
na
na
IBM DSX/Watson Studio (31) 1.9%
4.5%
8.0%
Gnu Octave (30) 1.8%
2.1%
2.7%
Pentaho (29) 1.8%
1.6%
2.0%
Microsoft other ML/Data Science tools (29) 1.8%
1.3%
2.5%
CatBoost (29) 1.8%
na
na
JMP (28) 1.7%
1.7%
2.1%
Apache MXnet (28) 1.7%
1.5%
2.0%
Julia (28) 1.7%
0.7%
1.2%
Teradata (27) 1.6%
2.1%
2.7%
Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (27) 1.6%
3.0%
3.7%
Theano (26) 1.6%
4.9%
6.5%
IBM Cognos (23) 1.4%
1.5%
2.4%
Stata (22) 1.3%
1.5%
1.3%
Google Cloud AutoML (21) 1.3%
na
na
MicroStrategy (21) 1.3%
1.7%
1.2%
DataRobot (21) 1.3%
1.3%
1.9%
Rattle Data Mining (21) 1.3%
2.0%
2.9%
Perl (21) 1.3%
1.0%
1.9%
Microsoft Machine Learning Server (20) 1.2%
2.1%
4.9%
TIBCO Spotfire (19) 1.2%
3.1%
2.8%
SAP Analytics/Predictive Analytics (18) 1.1%
1.4%
1.1%
Cloudera Data Science Workbench (18) 1.1%
na
na
Minitab/Salford Predictive Modeler (17) 1.0%
1.8%
2.1%
Mathematica (17) 1.0%
1.6%
1.6%
C4.5/C5.0/See5 (17) 1.0%
1.0%
1.4%
Solver (former XLMiner) (15) 0.9%
1.3%
0.7%
Torch (15) 0.9%
1.0%
1.3%
Flink (13) 0.8%
na
na
SAP HANA (13) 0.8%
1.3%
1.3%
TFLearn (12) 0.7%
1.1%
0.0%
Looker (10) 0.6%
na
na
Sqream (10) 0.6%
na
na
Caffe (10) 0.6%
1.5%
3.5%
WSO2 Stream Processor (9) 0.5%
na
na
Gurobi (9) 0.5%
na
na
Lisp (7) 0.4%
0.3%
0.4%
TIBCO Data Science (6) 0.4%
1.3%
0.5%
Sisense (5) 0.3%
na
na
BayesiaLab (5) 0.3%
0.6%
0.4%
Altair/Datawatch/Angoss (5) 0.3%
0.3%
0.7%
Vowpal Wabbit (5) 0.3%
0.4%
1.2%
Datameer (4) 0.2%
na
na
Oracle Data Science Platform (4) 0.2%
1.0%
1.8%
Domino Data Labs (4) 0.2%
0.1%
0.6%
Mode Analytics (4) 0.2%
na
na


Here are the results of the previous KDnuggets Polls on Analytics, Data Mining, Data Science Software:

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